Folk Treatments for Cold and Flu


In the autumn-winter period outbreaks of cold and viral diseases follow one after another, so it makes sense to stock up in advance with folk treatments, which in some cases fight disease no less effectively than pharmacological drugs.


The long-awaited spring is sometimes accompanied not only by a pleasant sun and new sensations, but by unpleasant symptoms of ARVI. Over a long winter, the body weakens and is not ready to rebuff the viruses that are activated during the off-season. Therefore, we need additional support for the body in the form of a variety of nutrition, vitamins, the correct regime of the day and sleep, as well as …

The advantages of folk treatments are obvious: they are safer and do not supply excess chemistry. And if completely cured of the flu by such methods is unlikely to work, then it is quite possible to cope with the common cold.

The simplest prescription, which makes it easier for flu and cold, consists of ordinary tea leaves. It is enough to bring tea, add to it a lemon, honey and mint. Hot fluid dilates the vessels, promoting sweating. This process allows you to remove from the body slag and toxins that inevitably appear in diseases. Mint in the composition of tea soothes, the lemon gives vitamin C, necessary for maintaining the strength to fight the disease, and honey acts as a natural anti-inflammatory agent.

If there is no heat, then a drink with raspberries, which is prepared from two teaspoons of jam or half a glass of fruit for 200 grams of boiling water, is useful. If tea is prepared from dried fruits, it should be allowed to infuse for a quarter of an hour. Drink from raspberries lowers the temperature due to sweating.

Similar properties have black tea with the addition of half a teaspoon of black pepper, but the taste of this diaphoretic drink is not liked by everyone.

The best folk treatments against cold are grass. In the summer, it will not hurt to make a certain reserve, which will help the body in winter. These are flowers of lime, chamomile, marigold, leaves of strawberry, raspberry, currant and mint. Two tablespoons of this collection are brewed with a glass of boiling water, if the taste seems too specific, you can add the usual tea leaves.

During the exacerbation of diseases the body lacks vitamin C, so instead of the usual liquid, it is better to drink broth of wild rose. To do this, two handfuls of dried or fresh fruits are brewed in a thermos with 500 grams of boiling water and infused overnight. This drink should be drunk both for colds and for flu.

With a cold in the case of a stuffy nose, folk treatments for colds are steam inhalations with dry chamomile herbs and spruce paws. Instead of spruce, you can add a few drops of fir oilto the water .

If the stuffiness of the nose is such that there is reason to suspect the onset of sinusitis, a plant such as the root of the cyclamen will help. It should be grated on a fine grater, squeezed juice through gauze and mixed one to one with water. Enough stinging agent is buried in the nose twice a day, penetrating deep into the sinuses of the nose. Due to the irritation of the mucous membranes, even the mucus that is located deep inside the sinuses leaves.

When the throat hurts, it is necessary to rinse it with a decoction of chamomile or marigold, in which a teaspoon of honey is dissolved . The more often the throat is caressed, the faster it ceases to hurt.

From the debilitating dry cough saves the juice of black radish, mixed with honey. To do this, a middle radish is cut out in a large radish, but the bottom remains. In this semblance of a small glass for the night, a teaspoon of honey is added. In the morning, honey is drunk with the juice, and a fresh portion of honey is added to the radish, which is used already at night.

So treatment of cold by folk treatments is quite possible and absolutely safe.


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